Surfin’ USA and jockey Piere Strydom
After a spate of rather disappointing results against minor fields, Surfin’ USA, the 5 year old gelding by Modern Day, finally showed his class with a hard fought victory in the R300K Midmar Premier Trophy (Grade 2) on Sunday at Kenilworth.
Jockey Piere Strydom certainly coaxed the best from his mercurial mount by patiently biding his time as the field settled. Then by leaving his charge until the very last moment, Surfin’ USA was able to just shade Vision Of Grandeur on the line for honours.
Congratulations must go to all the winning connections including Surfin’ USA’s breeder, our good friend and client of Summerhill, Fenn Tarbitt.